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Shady Grove

1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
+1 512-474-9991
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Ranked #60 of 3,133 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Shady Grove is located in the heart of 78704 in Austin, TX. Nestled under the shade of a tall pecan grove, we have been serving up Austin-inspired home cooking, cocktails, sunshine and smiles since 1992. In the months of April through September, Shady Grove hosts KGSR's Unplugged at The Grove, one of Austin's longest running free live music series, every Thursday night at 8pm.
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English first
central NJ
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Driving by on vacation and took a chance on lunch as the place was packed at noon on a Friday. Weather beautiful and loads of people eating outside in the "shady grove" Very local place with great portions and good food. Loved the chicken tacos. Waitress was super nice and gave us tips on things to do in Austin which... More

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Austin, Texas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited Shady Grove mid-week just before the Austin City Limits festival began with friends from out of town. Shady grove has Tex Mex as well as other options and and extensive drink menu. There is both indoor and outdoor seating and an outdoor band stage that was not in use the night we visited. There are multi-colored outdoor light strings... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had lunch outside on a gorgeous day. The food was delicious. And it was very kid friendly. Our service was mediocre and they need better gluten free options.

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Allen, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

When we used to live in Austin the Shady Grove was one of our favorite places to eat. 15 years later, this place has not missed a beat. Still great food with a fantastic great outside atmosphere. This is a can't miss casual dining spot.

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been going to Shady Grove since the early 90's. It's a true Austin restaurant - casual, best if seated outdoors, good food, good drinks, a great place to relax with friends on a nice night. Near perfection.

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San Antonio, TX
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A large, absolutely delicious, chicken fried steak, tangy cole slaw, spicy black-eyed peas and a cold mug of Shiner Bock served by a delightful server under the stars and the canopy of a huge live oak! It doesn't get any better!!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have never experienced a place quite like this. The location, the food, the waiter, the look of the place. Love at first sight. It is very laid-back and child-friendly. Cosy seating outside, with festoon lighting and a bathroom inside an airstream. The waiter looked like Matthew Mcconaughey. The food was delicious too :-) Go there.

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New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a large eating establishment that has great service. Outdoor seating and great temperatures coincide here to make for a lovely visit. The food is Texan normal with servings large enough to share and not shy of flavor. If you don't mind the buzz of the roadway in the air and nature joining you to eat this is a... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We drove past this place many times during the day and there were always people outside. When dinner time came, we decided to go back and try it. It was a gorgeous evening, weatherwise. We chose to eat outside. It was noisy as there were alot of people having an after work drink. The food was excellent. My husband had... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to Shady Grove based on a recommendation by a local friend, and we had an excellent meal. It was recommended to try the green chili, so I had the green chili burrito with rice. They were both yummy. Just the right amount of spice. I also tried to jalapeno coleslaw and it was good (and interesting). The frozen... More

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Additional Information about Shady Grove

Address: 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
Phone Number: +1 512-474-9991
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: American

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